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Internships: The Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program

Internships: The Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) invites aspiring scholars to join the Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program, an enriching internship opportunity dedicated to the study of global migration. This initiative, named after MPI’s founding president, aims to train the next generation of migration leaders and scholars.


  • Location: Washington, DC, with options for remote internships and international applicants.
  • Duration: Four months, with cycles in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Spring Semester: November 1
    • Summer Semester: March 1
    • Fall Semester: July 1

Internship Tracks

  1. Research Internships:
    • U.S. Immigration
    • International Migration
    • U.S. Immigrant Integration
    • Latin America and Caribbean Initiative

    Research Interns engage in quantitative and qualitative research, policy analysis, and contribute to MPI’s research efforts.

  2. Communications Internships
    • Full-time internship focused on marketing, media tracking, and social media.
    • Involves crafting digital campaigns, tracking media mentions, assisting in publication dissemination, and supporting events.

How to Apply

  1. Submit via Email: Send your CV/Resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and transcripts to
  2. Include in your email:
    • Whether you’re applying for a research or communications internship.
    • Preferred MPI program area(s) for research internships.
    • Approximate dates of availability, full or part-time preference, and remote or in-person preference.
    • A telephone number for contact.


  • Open to U.S. and international applicants.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. before the internship begins (unless residing and working outside the U.S.).
  • Applicants must be at least a junior in college, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have a keen interest in migration and public policy.

For more information, contact

Join MPI’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, and embark on a journey to shape the future of migration research and policy.